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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 03:59 PM

25. It's to better insulate the Senate from the momentary passions of the electorate

It's one of the reasons (along with not being able to gerrymander Senate seats) that the Tea Party wasn't able to get many Senators elected. The House was supposed to be the body reflective of the masses, where the Senators were nominated by the state legislatures to as a way to hold back the House.

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